In addition to all of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new baby, Big Brother’s birthday was last week. Of course, this is the year that he was gung-ho on having a huge party so we have been in birthday party planning mode behind the scenes.
We, meaning I, and I tried to get as much as possible done in advance (read: before Little Brother’s arrival). I succeeded somewhat and managed to get all of the dry goods, non-perishable food and paper products secured as well as the party favors. All that was left was perishable food and of course the Grain Free Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake we talked about a couple of weeks ago. Oh, and I even ordered balloons!
Thankfully, this party is a team effort and while I may be the planner and mastermind behind it – I have enlisted the help of my husband, parents and mother-in-law to actually pull it off.
One thing that Big Brother was really excited about was having old-fashioned Sour Cream and Onion Dip as a dip for potato chips and vegetables.
I am sure you are not surprised that this is something I would never buy in the store since those packets contain all kinds of weird additives and the more mainstream ones even contain MSG and chemicals. Gross.
Making your own “Onion Soup Mix” is ridiculously easy and you can use this as a dip anywhere a recipe calls for onion soup mix. I know growing up my grandmother put it on everything and anything!
- My recipe is the equivalent of one “packet” of store-bought Onion Soup Mix. I usually triple or quadruple this recipe and keep it in my spice cabinet in a mason jar.
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Homemade Onion Soup Mix
- 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
- 1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- pinch of ground turmeric
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or other glass storage container with airtight lid. Shake until well mixed and use as desired.
- If you want to use this to make Onion Dip, add the entire amount to 16 ounces full fat organic sour cream. Stir until well combined, refrigerate and allow to sit overnight or for at least 2 to 3 hours for the flavors to meld.
This makes the equivalent of 1 store bought packet of onion soup mix. I usually quadruple the recipe so I don't need to make it as often and keep it in my spice pantry labeled "Onion Soup Mix".